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Reynolds' slam helps O's tame Jays

Jun 5, 2011 - 2:01 AM Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Mark Reynolds hit his first-career grand slam in the sixth inning, as the Baltimore Orioles rallied past the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-3, in the second test of a three-game series.

J.J. Hardy drove in a run for the Orioles, who bounced back from an 8-4 loss in the series opener on Friday. Fresh off the 15-day disabled list, Derrek Lee went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Jake Arrieta (7-3) gave up three runs on five hits over six innings to pick up the win. The right-hander also walked four and struck out one.

Corey Patterson went 3-for-4 with a solo homer for the Blue Jays, who have lost three of four. Rajai Davis and Mike McCoy both knocked in a run.

Ricky Romero (5-5) allowed five runs on 11 hits over 7 2/3 frames. The southpaw also struck out five and walked three in the loss.

Down by two runs, 3-1, the O's scored four times on one swing in the sixth to take the lead. Vladimir Guerrero, Lee and Matt Wieters started the frame with three straight singles to load the bases. After Hardy grounded into a fielder's choice, Reynolds cleared the wall in left-center field to make it a 5-3 contest.

Jim Johnson, Koji Uehara and Kevin Gregg each pitched a scoreless inning of relief to secure the victory. Gregg picked up his 10th save of the season after stranding men on first and second in the ninth.

Patterson's solo shot to right in the first inning gave the Blue Jays an early edge.

Toronto added to its lead in the second. Juan Rivera led off with an infield single, moved to second on Arrieta's throwing error on a pickoff attempt, advanced to third on a groundout and scored on Davis' sacrifice fly.

The Orioles got a run back in the home second. Lee singled and Wieters hit a ground-rule double to put men on second and third with nobody out. Hardy grounded out to plate Lee, but Baltimore left two men on base to keep it 2-1.

The Blue Jays tacked on a run in the fourth to go back up by two. Davis reached base when he grounded into a fielder's choice. He then stole second and third before crossing the plate on McCoy's base hit to left.

Game Notes

Romero fell to 3-3 lifetime against the Orioles...Toronto activated first baseman Adam Lind off the 15-day disabled list Saturday. He went 0-for-3 as the designated hitter. To make room for him on the roster, the team optioned outfielder Eric Thames to Triple-A Las Vegas...The O's optioned pitcher Pedro Viola to Double-A Bowie to make room for Lee...The Blue Jays went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.








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